Christian Westlye Larsen
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Christian is responsible for setting Visma’s overall technology vision and strategy. He ensures that the company has the environment and infrastructure needed to create the products and services of tomorrow. An important part of his job is to ensure that Visma attracts, retains and develops the right talent to drive innovation forward.
Christian started his career in Visma as Director of Product Development in the Enterprise Division in 2017. During his two-year tenure, he and his team have acquired and integrated ten different companies, contributing to Visma’s expansion across the European continent. They have also established and rapidly delivered AI and robotics functionality in many of Visma’s products in addition to establishing new technology centres in Argentina and Slovakia.
Focused on supporting and motivating his colleagues to come up with innovative and high-quality solutions, Christian is driven by helping people succeed and ensuring that their work has a maximum impact. He is passionate about technology innovation and the impact it has on the quality of life for end-users.
Christian has a Master of Science in Computer Science from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is the inventor of two US software patents in computer graphics and algorithms. Before joining Visma, Christian held several technical and commercial roles in Schlumberger.